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Oakland California Temple, Oakland

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The Oakland California Temple (formerly the Oakland Temple) is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located in the hills of Oakland, California. It was built in the early 1960s, as part of a project announced by church president David O. McKay with a five-spire East Asian architectural design topped by a Buddhist symbol similar to the San Francisco Peace Pagoda on the main spire. The temple has become a cultural landmark for the local community, featuring a visitors' center as well as a garden with fountains frequently used in photoshoots for events like proms and weddings. The site also offers views of the Bay Area core, including the downtown Oakland and downtown San Francisco city skylines, the Port of Oakland, the Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island, Sutro Tower, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The auditorium hosts performances open to the public such as dance, music, and pageants.
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  • I went there on my last business trip to Oakland/San Francisco area. I’m glad I did! It was eye opening, informative, and well laid out for tourists. It’s beautiful vistas are awe inspiring. I feel... 
    I went there on my last business trip to Oakland/San Francisco area. I’m glad I did! It was eye opening, informative, and well laid out for tourists. It’s beautiful vistas are awe inspiring. I feel...  more »
  • Very kind people. Beautiful surroundings. The best message. This is a holy place and a safe place to explore and ask questions. 
    Very kind people. Beautiful surroundings. The best message. This is a holy place and a safe place to explore and ask questions.  more »

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